We will remember them
Canadian national Vimy memorial
20 min by car from the flat Stay in Arras
Monumental and touching at the same time, the Canadian memorial is spectacular … The Vimy wood that encircles the monument has preserved the impacts of the bombs of the First World War. It is possible to walk there. You will also discover a reconstruction of the trenches.
Wellington tunnels (Memorial of the battle of Arras)
Visual projections on the chalk walls and audio-guided tour immerse the visitor in the intimacy of the historic site. The quarry, baptized “Wellington” by New Zealand soldiers, preserves the memory of these thousands of soldiers confined underground for months, before launching on the battlefield on April 9, 1917, to attack by surprise the positions German. A visit that will allow you to better understand the Battle of Arras and the challenges of the fighting in the North of France.
Military cemeteries around Arras
Military cemeteries in memory of French and German soldiers as well as those of the Commonwealth, British, Canadian, Scottish, Newfoundland, New Zealand and Australian soldiers are at the heart of the Arras campaign. A hundred years after the 1914-18 conflict, the whole world meets here to remember.arraspaysdartois.com/memoire/
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Nice places to discover during your next stay in Arras!